A sinister performance, pumpkin carving contest, food drive, pet microchip event and multiple trick-or-treats are on the docket this weekend for Halloween.
Greg Meyer, the executive director of the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank, said Wednesday that the Halloween food drive drop-off is an opportunity to both gather with community members and help those in need.
“We just wanted to connect with the community,” Meyer said. “We thought that (it) would be a good kickoff to their trick-or-treating.”
Community members are encouraged to head to the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank for a hotdog barbecue on Sunday between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Bringing a donation for the food bank is encouraged but not required.
Teri Burdick, a director and producer with the Kenai Performers, said Wednesday that the cast is preparing for a second weekend of its sold-out “Wine, Cheese and Murder” show on Friday and Saturday. Last weekend’s production saw a full house, she said.
Additional Halloween activities this weekend include:
A pumpkin-decorating and swimming activity on Thursday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., from kids ages 4 to 11 at the Nikiski Pool
A trunk-or-treat at the Kenai Senior Center at 4 p.m. on Friday
A trunk-or-treat at the Grace Lutheran Church from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Friday
A trunk-or-treat at the Kenai New Life Assembly of God Church from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday
A drive-thru pet microchip and nail clipping event by the Kenai Peninsula Animal Lovers Rescue from noon to 2 p.m. at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex on Saturday. Microchips are $20 each and nail clippings are $10.
A trick-or-treat at the Peninsula Center Mall from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday
A trick-or-treat at the Nikiski Rec Center from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday
A pumpkin-carving contest at Yo Tacos at 3 p.m. on Saturday
A trunk-or-treat at the Soldotna First Baptist Church from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday
Brew 602’s ghost train event, the G-rated trip from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday and the PG-13 trip from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $3 per person or $15 for a group of six.
A trunk-or-treat at the Soldotna Church of God from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday
And a trunk-or-treat at the Orca Theater from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.
Multiple businesses around Kenai and Soldotna will also be participating in the drive-thru trick-or-treat event from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. For a full list of participating businesses visit facebook.com/events/547191223055962/?REF=NEWSFEED.
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